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Friday, November 18, 2016

Gold, YCS Update, NUGT

 
We've not posted in awhile, preferring to wait and see how markets sorted themselves after the U.S. election. 

We'll catch up on positions ASAP, starting with our Japanese yen short YCS and gold


YCS is up over 20% since our late-September entry, and we're raising the stop considerably to $70.90

On October 6th we predicted that gold was due to bounce, and it hit its low for the month the next day. 

On October 31 we wrote that "the bounce may continue awhile, however we've no reason to turn long-term bullish at this time."

The bounce lasted two more days before gold dropped about 8% to today's 9-month low. 


Gold may now be oversold. 

Two famed billionaire hedge fund managers sold out of gold this past week, and gold ETF redemptions were very high.  Bullish sentiment has dropped to just 6% which is roughly the same as it was a year ago when we were stridently and correctly bullish on gold while most of the world, including several major hedge fund managers and “experts”, had sold out after losing all hope.

Gold rallied tremendously in the first half of the year, and we booked great gains closing the last of our NUGT position over 400% above our entry. 

Now we're considering getting back into gold. 

If NUGT rises above $8.80 we'll buy it and place a stop below $7.20

NUGT closed today at $8.36 


 
 
 
 
 


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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

A Different Look At The DJIA

 
An addendum to this view of several major indexes posted a few days ago.

Here's a different way to look at the DJIA:


It seems reasonable to expect a drop to at least circa 17000 if indeed the DJIA breaks down below 18000.

 
 
 
 
 


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Monday, October 31, 2016

Shorting China, FXP Update

 
Earlier this month we shorted Chinese stocks via FXP, "The ProShares UltraShort FTSE China 50 ETF [which] provides -2x exposure to a free-float-weighted index comprising 50 of the largest and most liquid Chinese stocks listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange."

Here's an update on the FXP chart:


Having paid $30.15 for FXP, we're already up 5.5% on this position.

We're now instituting a stop level of $28.40 on FXP.


 
 
 
 


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Coffee Update, JO

 
This post dated September 28 recaps our bullish calls on coffee this year.

We remain long JO, the iPath Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN which we entered at $18.91

JO is up 30% in the year since then, having closed last week at a 17-month high of $24.52, and we're finally instituting a stop to protect some of those gains. 

We'll sell JO should it close below $21.20



 
 
 
 
 


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Gold, YCS Updates

 
On October 1st we warned that gold was due to fall, and it lost over 5% by the following week. 

On October 6th we predicted that gold was due to bounce, and it hit its low for the month the next day.  It has since rallied almost 3.5% from that low.

The bounce may continue awhile, however we've no reason to turn long-term bullish at this time.  


On September 22nd, we made the case for selling short the Japanese yen via YCS.

Yesterday YCS hit its high since then, up 9% from our entry level. 

We're raising our stop by another $1, now to $60.90

 

 
 
 
 
 


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

HXD Update

 
In early October, we made the case for HXD.

The position was triggered the next day, and we were stopped out for a loss of 3.75% two weeks later. 

The chart of the TSX we'd posted still stands, as does its implications. 

Here it is again:



We're going re-enter HXD if it trades above $7.80

Should it trigger we'll place our stop at $7.40, pending future updates, in an attempt to limit risk to roughly 5%. 

Please see the original post for more on HXD and our rationale for taking this position. 



 
 
 
 
 


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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Coincidental Lines

 
Another major index, this time the Russell 2000 small-caps, breaks its 2016 uptrend:


The red line in these charts shows areas of obvious historical support & resistance. 

Here's the S&P500, looking like it'll soon break down further:


So too the DJIA, with the green line suggesting the minimum level required to turn bullish though we'd prefer to see at least 18500 before even considering it :


And the NASDAQ:


It's a curious coincidence that all of these Indexes are trading apparently in tandem and looking ready to tumble.  Or is it?

Castles made of sand fall into the sea, eventually.

We'll update recent positions over the weekend. 



 
 
 
 


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UCO Stop Increase


This is an update to our post of October 02.

UCO is now up over 24% from our entry a month ago, after hitting a high of +30% last week.

Our stated stop level for the position is that we'd intended to sell if Crude Oil WTI traded below $42. 

We now revise that condition to if Crude Oil WTI trades below $45. 


If you're more conservative, you may consider a stop based on Crude WTI below $49.50





 
 
 
 
 


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Friday, October 14, 2016

Holding WEAT

 
WEAT is the Teucrium Wheat Fund which "tracks an index of wheat futures contracts. It includes the second and third contracts to expire, as well as the contract expiring in the December following the third contract."

Here's its chart:


As we see it, two down trends are bullishly broken (black and green lines) while there's well-established support (red line). 

We bought WEAT today at $7.32 and hope to hold it for very long-term gains since commodities tend to move in major swings lasting months or even years. 

We've set a stop-loss level at $6.80 in case it goes against us and drops below the recent support level.


 
 
 
 
 


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

S&P500, SPX - Another One Bites The Dust?

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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